If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Politico)   Looks like the FBI and DHS are back to using the words "domestic terrorist" again-but only to describe the "Anti-fa" guys who show up at rallies in ski masks carrying broomsticks, not say, the guys in full body armor and rifles on the other side   ( politico.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement, law enforcement official, Police, state law enforcement, white supremacist, domestic terrorist violence  
•       •       •

1282 clicks; posted to Politics » on 01 Sep 2017 at 3:46 PM (45 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



254 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2017-09-01 11:41:47 AM  
Sad
 
2017-09-01 11:43:27 AM  
I hate antifa for being annoying assholes, but they've done nothing to constitute "domestic terrorism."
 
2017-09-01 11:50:56 AM  
I guess we know who's allowing the chinless turds to walk around with semi-automatic weapons.
 
2017-09-01 12:01:06 PM  
Some of the antifa activists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State, according to interviews and internet postings.

In their April 2016 assessment, the DHS and FBI said the anarchist groups would likely become more lethal if "fascist, nationalist, racist or anti-immigrant parties obtain greater prominence or local political power in the United States, leading to anti-racist violent backlash from anarchist extremists."

The assessment also said the anarchist groups could become more aggressive if they seek to "retaliate violently to a violent act by a white supremacist extremist or group," they acquire more powerful weapons or they obtain the financial means to travel abroad and learn more violent tactics
.

*closes tab*

*walks away*
 
2017-09-01 12:28:35 PM  

Ambivalence: I guess we know who's allowing the chinless turds to walk around with semi-automatic weapons.


Errr....

img.fark.netView Full Size


This photo was taken in Charlottesville at the north-west corner of Justice Park, where the counterprotestors were based and had their medical tent. (If you use Google Streetview, you can spot the historical sign that's in the background of this photo.) Having armed women as well as armed men is also a bit of a giveaway suggesting that this isn't the alt-right. They were members of a group called "Redneck Revolt". There were a few other members at the other corners of the park.

They seemed very well disciplined, and quite careful not to point their weapons at anyone. They did, however, go stand to block the street a couple times when small bands of white supremacist approached Justice park along Jefferson or High. (For some reason, those bands apparently decided that they had business elsewhere.)

whidbey: I hate antifa for being annoying assholes, but they've done nothing to constitute "domestic terrorism."


Technically correct.
But I have absolutely no objections to the FBI keeping an eye on Redneck Revolt.
 
2017-09-01 12:35:06 PM  
Well I guess only one of those was covered by the 2nd Amendment....
 
2017-09-01 12:39:23 PM  
Bernie Sanders.
 
2017-09-01 12:46:48 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-09-01 12:52:42 PM  
If there's going to be violence, they want to make sure only one side is armed.
 
2017-09-01 12:53:46 PM  

abb3w: Redneck Revolt.


"Today, the term redneck has taken on a demeaning connotation, primarily among upper class urban liberals who have gone out of their way to dehumanize working class and poor people."

Oh ffs.
 
2017-09-01 01:03:24 PM  

whidbey: Oh ffs.


Pretty much.

Their principles page seems lightly Marxist or otherwise anti-capitalist in flavor (although anti-corporatist might be more precise), and they're definitely opposed to the white supremacist assholes.
 
2017-09-01 01:03:38 PM  
How many people has Anti-fa or the Black Block for that matter killed? AFAIK, none.
Now how many have right wing militia groups, the KKK and Neo-Nazi groups killed?

See the problem here?
 
2017-09-01 02:29:29 PM  

stan unusual: How many people has Anti-fa or the Black Block for that matter killed? AFAIK, none.


Well, none this century. The antifa arguably encompasses a wide variety of liberal individuals and groups who don't like fascists, which therefore includes the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), as exemplified by their presence at Charlottesville. Back about 100 years ago, there were a few fatalities traced to the IWW, and a couple more where they remain the most likely (though unproven) source.

However, even in the Wobblies' heyday the KKK had a higher body count, to say nothing of the years since. So, this is just quibbling over the technicality.
 
2017-09-01 02:34:47 PM  
Antifa just sounds so scary though!
 
2017-09-01 03:03:49 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-09-01 03:05:28 PM  
News Flash: Law enforcement officers are more comfortable with fascists than anarchists!
Film at 11.

 
2017-09-01 03:11:26 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
Are we clear? lol
 
2017-09-01 03:29:47 PM  
The FBI and DHS is so much theater they OUGHT TO BE REQUIRED TO CARRY SAG CARDS!!!!!!12

Fukin embarrassment to the nation.
 
2017-09-01 03:48:37 PM  

MrBallou: If there's going to be violence, they want to make sure only one side is armed.


Not just one side...the WHITER side.
 
2017-09-01 03:50:09 PM  

kanesays: [img.fark.net image 700x402]Are we clear? lol


Is that real? Did they steal the idea for the group from Hitler?
 
2017-09-01 03:50:52 PM  

kanesays: [img.fark.net image 700x402]Are we clear? lol


i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2017-09-01 03:51:27 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-09-01 03:52:27 PM  
Was there any doubt that law enforcement was sympathetic to the kkk?
 
2017-09-01 03:53:47 PM  
Quidditch cosplayers are terrorists now?
 
2017-09-01 03:54:10 PM  
Being mean to fascists and nazis = domestic terrorist

Nazis and fascists murdering people = a-ok

The American right wing = so beyond the line of farked up moral and ethical boundaries that the line is a farking dot to them.
 
2017-09-01 03:54:44 PM  

whidbey: I hate antifa for being annoying assholes, but they've done nothing to constitute "domestic terrorism."


Like run over and kill a woman, or shoot at counter protesters in full view of cops.
 
2017-09-01 03:55:27 PM  
The cops standing around and letting the KKK shoot in to crowds wasn't a coincidence.

Keep up the good work, Antifa.
 
2017-09-01 03:56:04 PM  

kanesays: [img.fark.net image 700x402]Are we clear? lol


Wait... "Youth 4 Trump"? Is that... are they for real? He has his very own "Twitler Jugen"?
 
2017-09-01 03:56:08 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Some of the antifa activists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State, according to interviews and internet postings.

In their April 2016 assessment, the DHS and FBI said the anarchist groups would likely become more lethal if "fascist, nationalist, racist or anti-immigrant parties obtain greater prominence or local political power in the United States, leading to anti-racist violent backlash from anarchist extremists."

The assessment also said the anarchist groups could become more aggressive if they seek to "retaliate violently to a violent act by a white supremacist extremist or group," they acquire more powerful weapons or they obtain the financial means to travel abroad and learn more violent tactics.

*closes tab*

*walks away*


Dude, you don't understand. They could do crazy things, like, hold an armed occupation of federal property.  It's all dildos, from top to bottom.
 
2017-09-01 03:58:04 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Some of the antifa activists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State, according to interviews and internet postings.

In their April 2016 assessment, the DHS and FBI said the anarchist groups would likely become more lethal if "fascist, nationalist, racist or anti-immigrant parties obtain greater prominence or local political power in the United States, leading to anti-racist violent backlash from anarchist extremists."

The assessment also said the anarchist groups could become more aggressive if they seek to "retaliate violently to a violent act by a white supremacist extremist or group," they acquire more powerful weapons or they obtain the financial means to travel abroad and learn more violent tactics.

*closes tab*

*walks away*


That's incredible. The reasoning there is... I have no words. I'm almost impressed at how ludicrous it is.
 
2017-09-01 03:58:25 PM  
In 1917, the ruling populist party with the most members in the Duma ( Russian Parliament), Kerensky's faction, nonetheless allowed themselves to be tagged as "Menshevik" or "minority" party. Lenin's group, though smaller, grabbed the "Bolshevik"--"big" or "majority" party name; and soon they were.

Now, the fascists are running amok, and suddenly anyone who opposes them is being grouped into the mean, scary and heretofore non-existent "Antifa" organization. If some of you numbnuts keep pretending antifa was "always a thing" then pretty soon it will be.
 
2017-09-01 03:58:30 PM  
Antifa: Chaotic Good/Chaotic Neutral, depending on the member.

Nazis: Chaotic Evil.

American Centrists: Stupid Neutral.
 
2017-09-01 03:58:54 PM  
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Antagonists of the Alt-Right: The Daily Show
Youtube kmpqnxpYUqA
 
2017-09-01 03:58:57 PM  
I guess they were just following Trevor Noah's "many sides" approach from last night.
 
2017-09-01 04:00:20 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Antifa: Chaotic Good/Chaotic Neutral, depending on the member.

Nazis: Chaotic Evil.

American Centrists: Stupid Neutral.


I think I would put Nazis as lawful evil. You could drop the L if you wanted. Works just as good.
 
2017-09-01 04:00:43 PM  

Frank N Stein: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/kmpqnxpYUqA - 480x270]


EyeballKid: I guess they were just following Trevor Noah's "many sides" approach from last night.


Haha. Nothing personal, kiddo.
 
2017-09-01 04:00:56 PM  

shinji3i: kanesays: [img.fark.net image 700x402]Are we clear? lol

[i.imgur.com image 480x360]


I wonder what they'll do when Soros dies?

They'll probably just change it to Clinton or Obama.
 
2017-09-01 04:01:34 PM  
Some of the antifa activists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State, according to interviews and internet postings.

Bull. Farking. shiat.
 
2017-09-01 04:01:44 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Antifa: Chaotic Good/Chaotic Neutral, depending on the member.

Nazis: Chaotic Evil.

American Centrists: Stupid Neutral.


Wait why are centrists an enemy now?
 
2017-09-01 04:02:56 PM  

Charletron: Bith Set Me Up: Antifa: Chaotic Good/Chaotic Neutral, depending on the member.

Nazis: Chaotic Evil.

American Centrists: Stupid Neutral.

Wait why are centrists an enemy now?


How do you grade enabling evil through cowardice?
 
2017-09-01 04:03:06 PM  

stan unusual: How many people has Anti-fa or the Black Block for that matter killed? AFAIK, none.
Now how many have right wing militia groups, the KKK and Neo-Nazi groups killed?

See the problem here?


Your memory?

The gunman turned a demonstration against fatal police shootings this week of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana from a peaceful march focused on violence committed by officers into a scene of chaos and bloodshed aimed against them.

The shooting was the kind of retaliatory violence that people have feared through two years of protests around the country against deaths in police custody, forcing yet another wrenching shift in debates over race and criminal justice that had already deeply divided the nation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/09/us/dallas-police-shooting.html
 
2017-09-01 04:03:26 PM  

kanesays: [img.fark.net image 700x402]Are we clear? lol


That it's a bot, most likely run by a server in a St. Petersburg warehouse?  Yes.
 
2017-09-01 04:04:11 PM  
Being anti fascist is now terrorism. That's where we are. Our great grandparents would kick our asses.
 
2017-09-01 04:04:17 PM  

RINO: Some of the antifa activists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State, according to interviews and internet postings.

Bull. Farking. shiat.


Is the reasoning there that they are bad because they trained with groups fighting ISIS? The US military is a group fighting ISIS. I suppose that makes them anarchists? I'm lost.
 
2017-09-01 04:04:40 PM  

Charletron: Bith Set Me Up: Antifa: Chaotic Good/Chaotic Neutral, depending on the member.

Nazis: Chaotic Evil.

American Centrists: Stupid Neutral.

Wait why are centrists an enemy now?


They were promoting the hell out of the "Alt-left" myth, only stopping when Trump himself used it to defend his "On many sides..." statement concerning Charlottesville.
 
2017-09-01 04:05:10 PM  

whidbey: I hate antifa for being annoying assholes, but they've done nothing to constitute "domestic terrorism."


Say that to those who have been surrounded and beaten in the streets by these mobs.
 
2017-09-01 04:05:14 PM  

abb3w: Ambivalence: I guess we know who's allowing the chinless turds to walk around with semi-automatic weapons.

Errr....

[img.fark.net image 850x445]

This photo was taken in Charlottesville at the north-west corner of Justice Park, where the counterprotestors were based and had their medical tent. (If you use Google Streetview, you can spot the historical sign that's in the background of this photo.) Having armed women as well as armed men is also a bit of a giveaway suggesting that this isn't the alt-right. They were members of a group called "Redneck Revolt". There were a few other members at the other corners of the park.

They seemed very well disciplined, and quite careful not to point their weapons at anyone. They did, however, go stand to block the street a couple times when small bands of white supremacist approached Justice park along Jefferson or High. (For some reason, those bands apparently decided that they had business elsewhere.)

whidbey: I hate antifa for being annoying assholes, but they've done nothing to constitute "domestic terrorism."

Technically correct.
But I have absolutely no objections to the FBI keeping an eye on Redneck Revolt.


Meh, I kind of like the idea behind Redneck Revolt - a liberal minded group who doesn't mind and understands the use of firearms for self defense. At least they want to take back the 2nd instead of just giving it away. If you could tailor their message a little bit, you could get some D pols to interact with them and they could be a useful coalition, especially with some black gun groups.

And I'll be honest - I'd feel like they'd be better and stronger social justice advocates than a bunch of college students and YouTubers trying to explain the intricacies of race and gender privilege to a tone deaf population.
 
2017-09-01 04:05:35 PM  
Dammit, someone bring the lysol; someone ripped a stinker in here.
 
2017-09-01 04:06:07 PM  

EyeballKid: Charletron: Bith Set Me Up: Antifa: Chaotic Good/Chaotic Neutral, depending on the member.

Nazis: Chaotic Evil.

American Centrists: Stupid Neutral.

Wait why are centrists an enemy now?

How do you grade enabling evil through cowardice?


.... bad. Is this a trap? It feels like you think you are setting me up.
 
2017-09-01 04:06:23 PM  

fernt: stan unusual: How many people has Anti-fa or the Black Block for that matter killed? AFAIK, none.
Now how many have right wing militia groups, the KKK and Neo-Nazi groups killed?

See the problem here?

Your memory?

The gunman turned a demonstration against fatal police shootings this week of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana from a peaceful march focused on violence committed by officers into a scene of chaos and bloodshed aimed against them.

The shooting was the kind of retaliatory violence that people have feared through two years of protests around the country against deaths in police custody, forcing yet another wrenching shift in debates over race and criminal justice that had already deeply divided the nation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/09/us/dallas-police-shooting.html


The shooter was part of Anti-fa or Black Bloc?  Troll better not harder.
 
Displayed 50 of 254 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report